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the obama administration to act fast and push the enrollment for obamacare back. >> reporter: with the white house working on website repairs, members of both parties are talking about delays in implementing parts of the affordable health care act. a supporter of the law is leading an effort to allow the march 31st enrollment for the deadline to slide. >> the roll out has been a disaster. i'm proposing we extend when people can enroll. >> reporter: extending the enrollment period would give consumers valuable time to choose a plan that's best for them. republicans have similar ideas. >> it's harder and harder for them to justify why they wouldn't delay the individual mandate as well. i think you'll see them responding to the failure of this policy. >> reporter: today as the first family headed for sunday services, the president declined to comment. >> come on, guys, we're going to church. >> reporter: his administration is moving ahead. they believe if they can get the website working by the end of november, calls to delay will die down. there are even more problems over the weekend for the
are intermitently available." obama administration official who was responsible for the launch of the site has said he is sorry. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> this or, republicans will want to know when will the sites really be ready? how many have actually purchased insurance in why are some consumers seeing their current plans canceled when they were assured by president obama they could keep the insurance they had? a growing number of republicans are calling for sebelius to step down or be fired. president obama will talk health care in boston this afternoon. he will compare his act with the health care plan in massachusetts implemented by governor romney. the plans similar and romney's version had rollout problems, too. >> you can access health insurance marketplace through cover california with the link on our website along with other valuable information at abc7news.com. >> a state committee will hold a hearing next week to look into the deaths of two bart workers kyle while they were on strike. they want to get to the bottom of the acc
for them as well as a civil penalty. >>> this week the obama administration will face more pressure to reveal how many people signed up online for health care coverage. it's a question republicans are asking after the troubled roll-out of a new web site. the site -- the application, enrollment system went down. the secretary of health and human services kathleen is a deal use will appear on wednesday. >>> a spanish newspaper saying the u.s. spied on more than 60 million phone calls in spain in one month alone. suzanne mcguinness has the latest on the first round of headaches, also the strained relations between the u.s. and its allies. >> a european union delegation in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids, members of congress. they're expressing outrage at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> think repair work to do. think have hard questions need to ask of the nsa about what's happening in this program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper, which says the nsa listened in on german chan
. >>reporter: for the first time the obama administration issued direct apology for health car care.govern. >> i want to apologies to you that the web site has not work as well as it should. >> but no pl ji for the latest dust up over obama care. >> if you lake your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> for 14 million americans who bay private health insurance that may not be true. the. >> now being told they can't. >> julie received a letter from her insurance company saying her private plan no longer exists. >> i'm not going to be the able to afford anything if i ever get sick. >> why is this happening? because insurance companies which offered cheap insurance like julie left 0out basic now required bio bama care. like hospital coverage. maternity. mental health or prescription drug. now forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie new premium would be 210 dollars a month. three times more than she pay now if she takes the insurance company alternative. but 3 independent health care experts tell abc news julie and the othe
- care cover girl go from a stock falls to laughing stock, the obama administration is considering using pictures of people who have successfully purchased insurance instead. the photo of a smiling young woman recently was promoted from the problem plaque website for is a new hampshire woman and a florida college students say that the administration has sought their permission to use their photos instead. the department declined to comment specifically on whether there photos will be used on the the insurance enrollment site, but said as with all web sites, it is making changes. >> maybe the united states can take some notes from britain when it comes to combating obesity. the u.k. is considering slapping a 20% tax on soda. researchers said that doing so could reduce the number of obese adults by about 180,000 or 1.3% of the population. about one in four britons is obese. >> coming up on the kron4 morning fatal crash in fremont killed a contract worker. >> we are live on the scene in hayward where a woman shot overnight. >> we have of the world according to gary at 7:45 >> we have of the
what they're doing to motivate them. and why the obama administration says it's so important. >> the obama administration wants young people to sign up for obama care -- >> because of my income as a student. >> so now in an effort to woo healthy young people-- the white house is pushing a new study that shows nearly half of uninsured americans between the ages of 18 and 34 can get health insurance plans for less than 50 bucks a month. >> ultimately you need the young healthy people to be enrolled in order to keep the risk pool balanced and insure that you've got affordable premiums in the long run. >> without young people-- premiums could spike - or worse - too many sick, costly patients would be enrolled and the system could fail. but what's the incentive for a young person to sign up? with a problem plauged website -- signing up online has been a headache-- and for someone who is young and completely healthy. they may not feel the need to get insurance. but president barrack obama thinks otherwise. he made his case in a recent interview on fusion-tv. >> i kind of remember w
administration in charges of the troubled obamacare faces questions by the house of representatives ways and means committee and whether she saw the problems ahead. lawmakers want to know if they can trust the promise that things will run smoothly by end of november. in democrats have joined republicans in calling for a one year infallment -- installment for next pan -- for tax penalty. >> hurricane level winds knocked down trees and left hundreds of thousands without tower in england. with at least five deaths reported in united kingdom, six in germany and one in denmark and the netherlands. >> limiting screen time no longer means just tv. doctors have a tough new prescription that may have you setting the timer when your child plays angry birds. >> a son california city wants the city to give the makers one saus everyone deserves a better car. and now, during the "sign then drive" sales event, t volkswagen we believe you're closer to yours than ever. like the turbocharged tiguan the midsize passat or the 34 highway mpg jetta. and every new 2014 volkswagen comes with no-charge scheduled
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in washington, dc, of the obama administration, is taking the hotseat to take questions on the rollout of the obamacare website. thanks if joining us on this wednesday. >> first up, we will get you a prehalloween forecast. >> good morning, everyone. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar returns and clouds. we have a few out there with fog in the in the bay. watch out for that. the day planner, the bay is partly cloudy with temperatures at 48. we will be in the upper 50's at noon with high clouds and sun and bright we today. we will top out in the low-to-mid 60's at 4:00 and 57 at 7:00. inland, fog in the north and upper 30's to low 40's in most neighbors and 60 at noon and mid-60's below average this afternoon. dress warmly in the evening. we will drop into the 50's. at the coast, it is dry. a few clouds. it will be 46. mostly sunny in the afternoon, mid-to-upper 60's. enjoy. >> we have heavy remark with berkeley trying to recover at this hour along the east shore freeway with heavy traffic over the altamont pass. focusing on the berkeley drive westbound along 80 through richmond tow
in january. >>> the barack obama administration is promising to fix the health care web site by the end of november. lawmakers are pressing for more. one democratic senator is asking the president to push back the march thirty onest enrollment deadline calling the roll out of the affordable health care act a disaster. house republican says he may issue a subpoena to the health and human services department. hhs secretary is set to testify about the problems on wednesday. >>> a boardwalk damaged by hurricane sandy reopens a year later. what is different that the officials hope will keep it together in the next big storm? >> from the weather center. good evening, everybody. we have light rain back in the forecast. i will pinpoint the location or where to expect it right there in san jose as the news continues on kpix5 ,,,,,,,,,, transplant. (nats - music) sund170 :04-8 "jane, sweet jane" reed was the driving force lou reed died at the aiming of 71. [music] reed was the driving force behind the legendary band "velvet undergrounds." it never received commercial success but many credit with
out by the new law. reportedly, the obama administration has known about this for the past three years. the white house says in most cases those with canceled policies will be automatically shifted to plans with better protections. >>> and here in california, the director of the state health program says he plans to reveal enrollment numbers in mid- november. peter lee says once the figures are posted, they will be very detailed broken down by city, age of enrollees and which kind of plans they have selected. >>> barry bonds is, again, trying to get his obstruction of justice conviction overturned. yesterday, the home run leader's legal team filed a question with the circuit court of appeals in san francisco to reconsider the refusal to overturn his conviction. last month, the three-judge panel upheld the conviction linked to the balco steroids scandallal. they are -- scandal. they are asking for an 11-judge panel to reconsider the case. >>> partly to mostly cloudy and cool temperatures in store for your afternoon. giving you a look outdoors, partly sunny skies in san francisco and the
for the obama administration with the new total of the people who were able to sign up for the new health care coverage. >>> stunning new information from republicans of the affordable health care act website, with suggestions that only six people successfully signed up for coverage on the first day of enrollment. that number did not hit 250 by the end of day two after millions tried to log on. health and human services secretary testified that the website's flaws make any early data unreliable. her agency will not release official enrollment numbers for a few weeks. >> change will benefit people who have health flexible spending accounts. workers can carry over to the next year up to $500 they do not spend. until how it has been use it or lose it. they are voluntary plans that let employees put pretax dollars from the paycheck into an account to pay for medical, dental and vision bills. the government is trying to motivate more people to participate and is effective immediately. >> our meteorologist, mike nicco, has the forecast. >> a nice day to enjoy the sunshine, some calm conditions and w
as congress grills the obama administration over its failed website. >> the tough questions on capitol hill and the growing confusion in maryland. >>> hello, everyone, i'm dick carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> many marylanders are still trying to sign up on the obamacare website. meghan mccorkell has more from the intense hearing on capitol hill. >> reporter: that problem-plagued website has sparked lots of controversy on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into this one, and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> reporter: rapid-fire questions for the head of the health care website for what's being called a disastrous rollout. >> this health care gov site is fixable. >> reporter: another hit for obama care. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: but cbs news has learned insurance providers are dropping more than two million people because their policies don't meet minimum standards for the new law. >> the website says if you wa
. >>> the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. -- the information the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. >>> the white house reportedly was warned about the problems with its national health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was alread
in the first two days after the program launched. obama administration has said it did not have reliable numbers but documents released l committee show computer crashes limited most people from accessing that site. >> to that end obama administration has recruited software expert from 2 bay area tech giants to help fix the troubled health care web site one engineer is a liability engineer on leave from google. he's not working directly with the general contractor hired to upgrade health care.com. web site was down for the second time yesterday because of technical problems. it has been plagued with glitches as you know ever since it launche launched. oracle ceo ellofson spoke about his sew effort to fix the site at the shareholder meeting. >> we think it's our responsibility technology provider and industry to serve all of our customers and federal government is one of our customers so we are helping this in every way we can. >> also today republican congressman ice of southern california subpenaed health human services secretary kathleen civilia demanding document and information re
, this is a program that's going to affect millions of people across america. it is going to define the obama administration and the democrats for years to come. >> absolutely. this is the gift that keeps on giving for republicans. it's not like the scandal that is here and gone tomorrow. this is a program that is rolled out. it's going to be seized onto the republicans anything, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you are correct. the republicans do not have to enhance any acquisition and make about this. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre-existing condition. you have not heard from the collection of people that were going to the emergency room when their problem had become critical. you're just not heard from the people who among longer have to carry their kids at their expense. all of that is what democrats were running for reelection and election will be selling. they are going to defend the plan. the problem is, will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> well, that for th
millions of people. will it be the one that defines the obama administration and democrats for years to come? >> absolutely. this is going to be the gift that keeps on giving for republicans. it's not like a scandal that is here and gone tomorrow, it's something that is a program that is rolled out. every glitch is going to be seized on by the republicans. aha, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you -- showing us the republicans don't have to enhance in any accusation they put. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre- existing condition. you have not heard from that collection of people that we're going to the emergency room when the problem was critical. you have not heard from the people who no longer will have to carry their kids at their expense when they can do it within the framework of their plan. all of that is what democrats running for re-election and election will be selling. they are going defend the plan and the problem is will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudd
. >> contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sabilas first learned of the problems and who did she tell. >> susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> she continue to resist the calls for her to resign. >>> new details are being released about last weekend's double murder/suicide. the police department said 37-year-old christopher robinson did not use his service weapon in that shooting. robinson killed city firefighter andrew hoffman and marie heartman before taking his life. robinson was unable to get over his breaking up with heartman who moved on. >>> this week marks one year since the devastation of super storm sandy. today hundreds of homes are still waiting to rebuilt. many businesses remain closed. some progress is being made. mike schuh is live with more. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. for most of us super storm sandy is just a memory of a wet couple of days. there are many people all along the east coast who are still living it every day. >> a bonfire in sea bright,
. good morning. >> good morning and happy friday. >> indeed. a month ago today the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news first reported last night, there were only six health insurance enrollments on october 1st nationwide according to government documents turned over to congress. jan crawford has done reporting on the story and joins us. >> good morning. six people, six enrollments on day and that number by the end of day two is 248 across the country. this time last month, i was in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one and all the people so excited to sign up. at that clinic they were not able to sign up a single person. the promise of obama care for many was about the reality. >> this means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who signed up. "the washington post" listed it as an imaginary unicorn
:30. coming up - the accusations that some abandoned at a bay areathen. the obama administration is facing serious problems on two different fronts. [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? >> now at 5:30. the owners of a nursing home in castro valley, say they'll fight to re-open. a criminal investigation continues into how a dozen patients were abandoned by their caregivers. for several days. those residents - some of them bedridden or in wheelchairs - are safe tonight.either with family or at local hospitals after being evacuated saturday. kron4's maureen kelly says the facility where they were living has a long history of problems. >> reporter: yellow crime scene tape still blocks the driveway at the valley manor community care home.the residential care home was in the process of being shut down by the state.the operators.hermin
on the obama administration's health insurance website. sebelius told the house energy and commerce committee she apologizes for access problems that have been "miserably frustrating" for many americans and said she's accountable for fixing them - by the end of november. she added that the system is female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: but don't wait. sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is ending soon. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you
. >>> the obama administration is also trying to regain america's trust after the botched rollout of his health insurance website. today, the official in charge made a public apology on capitol hill. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people and it is not acceptable. >> tavenner apologized to the millions of americans who have been unable to buy insurance under the new health care law. she's the first obama administrator to testify before congress about the website debacle. she was grilled by lawmakers. she promises the glitches will be fixed. kathleen sebelius will testify tomorrow. >>> it's always big news around here. 100 days and counting until the start of the 2014 olympics. this time it's in sochi, russia. like so many other olympic games, the bay area will be well represented. nbc's janelle wang introduces us to a few of our local athletes who have golden dreams of bringing home the gold. and they train year-round. we tune in in february, but they train all the time. >> yes, they do, and they train hard. as of right now, we
the nation's trouble plagued healthcare website and as susan mcginnis reports, a top obama administration officials faces tough questions. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn taviner, the head of cms, says fixes
supporters ofand they've hacked other high- profile accounts and >> ofthe obama administration says it's extending the deadline for american's to sign up for the affordable care act. people now have until march 31st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director peter lee. >> this is great, this is very clear for us to be able to do or marketing. and if you want to wait until 2014? you will not get a penalty if you sign between open enrollment. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the presi
allegations of nsa spying on european allies have sent the obama administration scrambling. today u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european union to discuss the latest round of spying allegations. reports said the nsa monitored cause of 35 world leaders including france and germany. the latest charge comes from germany where the nsa allegedly monitored chancellor angela merkel's cellphone decade. one paper wrote that president obama was made aware of it in 2010 and allowed to continue. the nsa denies the president knew anything. >>: much of its discarded. merkel placed an angry phone call to the president and another german officials say is this has shaken their confidence in the united states where are the claims coming from a document from nsa leader edwards and aldon. and anger over clams the nsa is spying on people around the world is spilling into the streets of washington. demonstrators rallied against the nation's surveillance programs on saturday. a state department spokeswoman says president obama has directed the government to review and surveillance ca
learned that the obama administration was warned in september that the obamacare website wasn't ready to go live. in this report for the previous month transmitted to the government by one of the contractors, cgi. >> reporter:the report gave "the highest priority" to things in plain language like "we dont have access to monitoring tools" "not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing"and "hub services are intermittently the 'site's not working sometimes'. >> reporter:cgi saying back in september place to alert whenever the hub goes down. >> reporter:back on capitol hill on tuesday the head of cms, the centers for medicare and medicaid services, responsible for the big fail on the launch of the healthcare.gov web site kicked off her testimony before the house ways and means committee by saying she's sorry. >>"we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage andto the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should." >>
at an obama administration war room obtained by congressman darrell issa, a republican from southern california. >>> every year millions of people donate their blood for free. but wait until you see what christin ayers discovered happens to those free donations. it's a story you will only see right here on kpix 5. >>> reporter: watson gives blood to help her community. >> saving a life is priceless. >> reporter: but her donation doesn't stay local or priceless for long. at blood banks like this one that the red cross runs in oakland, blood gets separated into products, red blood cells, plasma and platelets. >> we get the most out of each donation that way. >> reporter: the red cross's bay area spokesman jared schultzman says it's an expensive process. >> for us to collect, test and process the blood and distribute it, we incur great fees. >> reporter: the cost has to be passed on and that's why blood is big business. >> it is one very valuable commodity. >> reporter: arthur kaplan is one of the country's leading experts on blood. >> think of it as oil. it has to be refined and moved
. the obama administration hopes it will be operating smoothly by the end of november. >> the dc circuit ruled the law interferes with the religious rights with business owners who are catholic. whether our government can force religious business owners to pay for abortion causing drugs or contraceptives. >> an employer shouldn't have the right to deny the people who work at that institution their right to follow their consensus. >> because of differing opinions from other circuits this may go to the u.s. supreme court. >>> cover california lost an insurer officials removed the alameda alliance for health because it didn't meet requirements. the east bay nonprofit said it is temple rarely. that leaves levin surers -- 11 insurers. >>> the bitter labor dispute. union members ratified a tentative agreement. both sides say they will benefit. members approved the deal. employees want a 15% pay hike with increased medical and pension contribution. but bart managers earned the right to change outdated work rules and introduce new technology. you will be stunned at the way this place operates because
of the administration about what went wrong. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> the obama administration official who oversaw the launch of the government's healthcare exchanges is apologizing for the disastrous website, and promising service will improve. >> the bottom line conclusion is this healthcare.gov website is fixable. >> marilyn tavener says more than 700,000 people have filled out applications online. but the administration won't release enrollment numbers online. >> how will you know how many people will be enrolled? >> we'll have that next november. >>> we've got to 44 votes. 48 votes now. of you trying to dismantle the legislation. you call that cooperation? i don't. >> republicans use the hearing to argue the problems go beyond the website. and that the healthcare law is not as advertised. >> the white house.gov website says if you want to keep the healthcare insurance you want, you can keep it. now they're being told they can't. that's a lot. >> reporter: cbs news is learning that insurance providers are dropping more than 2 million people, and sending them
allegations of nsa spying on euro allies have sent the obama administration scrambling. cristina mutchler has more on the latest u-s spy scandal. >> u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european area. they seek answers on the latest allegations of spying. there reported that the in as a monitor calls of 35 l. they have a document of a in as a leader and workefrom a nsa leakd snowden. the surveillance one of for over a decade in one newspaper reported that president obama was aware of it in 2010 and allowed it to continue. others have stated that the president knew nothing of this. >> much of this is a discarded. >> but this has not stopped serious fallout. they made an angry phone call to the president and that it has shaken their confidence with the united states. germany was in their own intelligence officials to washington looking for explanations. it remains to be seeing a pfennig in washington says will quieted their anchor. >> their anchorger. >> coming up on the kron4 morning news. a drive-by shooting at a halloween party in sacramento least one person dead and as many
plagued roll out of the affordable care act website. today for the first time a member of the obama administration is apologizing for the website's botched launch. the federal official overseeing that healthcare.gov faced tough questions from a key house committee. she began with a blunt statement. >> reporter: as far as free review of obama care. >> getting an assessment of obama law. >> reporter: or a witchcraft stake out. >> democrats want to make it work, republicans don't. >> reporter: house lawmakers, probed, praised or picked it apart. >> we're only four weeks into this one and already declaring it dead. >> now we're told everything will be okay very soon. why should the american people believe you now. >> reporter: the woman in charge of the problem plagued obama care website in her testimony a major maricopa to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> new questions over promises made by obama. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. >> reporter: if you like your health care plan, you will be able to kee
lipoff reporting from new york. >> new information now tonight that the obama administration was given warning a month before the launch of its troubled health care web site it was not ready to go live. that is accord toing a report obtained by cmn. one warned the main contractor didn't have access to necessary monitoring tools. officials testified today on capitol hill she didn't foer see this problem. medicare and medicaid chief made an admission >> i want to apologize the web site has not worked as well as it should. >> critics of the affordable care act says the web site is just one of obamacare flaws. >> problem isn't just the web site. it's the whole law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. >> health and human services secretary will testify about the web site problem tomorrow, and is expected to vow to fix issues. >> much has been written about new ab siddized rates. important is the free care now available to more people under medical. >> this is a huge part of the story that largely is going untold. i'm glad we have an opportunity to talk
. >> new informaon now tonight that the obama administration was given warning a month before the launch of its troubled health care web site it was not ready to go live. that is accord toing a report obtained by cmn. one warned the main contractor didn't have access to necessary monitoring tools. officials testified today on capitol hill she didn't foer see this problem. medicare and medicaid chief made an admission >> i want to apologize the web site has not worked as well as it should. >> critics of the affordable care act says the web site is just one of obamacare flaws. >> problem isn't just the web site. it's the whole law. i heard from hundreds of constituents who are seeing their premiums rise. >> health and human services secretary will testify about the web site problem tomorrow, and is expected to vow to fix issues. >> much has been written about new ab siddized rates. important is the free care now available to more people under medical. >> this is a huge part of the story that largely is going untold. i'm glad we have an opportunity to talk about this, affordable care act ex
for the first time in 5 years, it dropped to 680 billion dollars, both the obama administration and republicans are citing their own cost cutting efforts for the dip in the deficit but economists point to several reasons including a growing economy and higher taxes on wealthy americans. >>> millions of people who use food stamps will see a cut in benefits tomorrow, the agriculture department says the payment for a family of 4 will shrink by 36 dollars a month, that is because a temporary boost from the stimulus bill is expiring. more than 47 million americans receive food stamps. >> time is 5:17, the fda says almost 7% of imported spices were contaminated with salmonella, the fda says more than 80 different types of salmonella were found during a three year period. it also says imported spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated. >> 5:17 is the time, we have sal back this morning. >> welcome back. >> thank you, dave, pam, you know it is good to be back here on my very long thursday and friday week of work but we will get through somehow. the traffic is moving along
for the obama administration. its goal is to have seven million people signed up by the end of march. of course the website woes did not help. this week kathleen se bill warehouse testified before congress. >> the process here of delivering very expensive it $600 million shows that government doesn't really get it right. >> in order to reach the administration's goal of $7 million enroll lees by the enof march, 39,000 people will have to successfully enroll every day for the next five months. if that doesn't happen, the congressional budget office says obama care won't be financially viable. meaning taxpayers could foot the bill for any extra costs. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> if you are a pg&e customer, you will pay less than expected for upgrades to the pipeline system. the oakland tribune reports that pg&e expects to replace 145 miles of natural gas pipeline by the end of next year instead of 185-miles. that means customers will have to pay for $900 million rather than $1.1 billion. the upgrades come after a 2010 pipeline explosion in san bruno. that deadly expl
day 248 people. the goal of the sad obama administration is to have 39,000 people enroll every day for the next five months. now a spokesperson for the health and human services department says the figures presented in the documents are unofficial. the agency has said it will release its first official report on enrollment by mid november. >>> time is 6:16. disturbing new information about that castro valley nursing home scandal. today's chronicle reports at least one worker for the state department of social services went to the valley springs mar man nor after most of the is workers have left. the staff abandoned 14 sick, elderly, and bedridden patients last week after regulators shut down the nursing home. the residents were being taken care of by a cook and a janitor who have no medical training. >>> mercury news reports that homeless men and women are using the 22vta bus as a shelter every day. that is the only 24 hour bus line in the system. it goes between east san jose and palo alto. there are 7600 homeless people in santa clara county. >>> right now at 6:17. we want to ch
to screen people before they walk inside the airport. in oakland, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> the obama administration says the fixes to the health care website were slow due to computer crashes but the experts working on the site say it is working faster now and should be running smoothly by the end of the month. only six people managed to enroll on october 1st and 3 million more tried to access it. the white house said those numbers are unofficial and it will release an accurate count in the next week. >>> alliance health has been removed. it was set up to offer no or low cost coverage to alameda residents. alameda alliance could get back into the exchange at some point. it was one of a dozen plans offered. >>> a mountain lion that attracted a lot of attention back in may when it was rescued from an acuaduct has now been killed by a cat. the big cat was known to researchers as 39m. it was caught, tagged then released. yesterday morning the cat was hit by a vehicle on highway 17 near vine hill road. researchers hoped to learn from its death and protect other animals. they're working w
the airport. in oakland, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> the obama administration says the fixes to the health care website were slow due to computer crashes but the experts working on the site say it is working faster now and should be running smoothly by the end of the month. only six people managed to enroll on october 1st and 3 million more tried to access it. the white house said those numbers are unofficial and it will release an accurate count in the next week. >>> alliance health has been removed. it was set up to offer no or low cost coverage to alameda residents. alameda alliance could get back into the exchange at some point. it was one of a dozen plans offered. >>> a mountain lion that attracted a lot of attention back in may when it was rescued from an acuaduct has now been killed by a cat. the big cat was known to researchers as 39m. it was caught, tagged then released. yesterday morning the cat was hit by a vehicle on highway 17 near vine hill road. researchers hoped to learn from its death and protect other animals. they're working with agencies to develop protective measures such
" as the flawed rollout of the affordable care act place the obama administration, george stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with white house senior advisor dan phifer. along with the issues surrounding healthcare.gov, phifer will also discuss the continued fallout over the lateddest revelations of nsa spying. you can catch it right here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> more than a year after 17-year-old trayvon martin was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman, the city where it happened, sanford, florida, is rolling out a revamped neighborhood watch program. the sanford police department will outline the changes tuesday during a community meeting. revisions include restricting volunteers from carrying firearms, and from pursuing suspects. zimmerman was acquitted of a second degree murder charge back in july. >>> the cal palace in daly city is expected to be packed again today with people attending one of the country's biggest gun shows. it's sponsored by the crossroads of the west. organizers say they do everything by the book and gun owners appreciate it. >> they won't even let me get a
plagued since it launched. obama administration has brought in tech experts to help and promises it will be fixed by the end of the month. >> google executive chairman says wide spread u.s. government spying will be outrageous. he told "wall street journal" google registered complaints with national security agency, president obama and members of congress he is currently in hong kong where he spoke about his company's efforts to increase internet access in north korea. >> we're trying to convince the government to open up to a little bit of the internet torch get started for benefit of the country and benefit of the government and citizens, health of the citizens so, forth. >> he says he's not certain whether efforts had impact on the government . >>> a german magazine is reporting 1dzs billion worth of art found in a munich apartment two years ago surrounded by garbage and rotting food the works are by picasso, matisse and some pieces seized from jewish owners officials declined to comment on why it's taken so long to come to light. >> a college student doesn't remember getting
, on "face the nation." >> the rollout has been a disaster. >> the obama administration has said it will need until the end november to make it work. that's close to two months. >> we have heard many say they want to enroll in health insurance but they can't because of problems with the website. >> reporter: for many, their introduction to the affordable healthcare act has been shocking. they have had new sticker pries for the -- prices for the plan. >> you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. no one will be able to take that away from you. >> reporter: but people across the country are finding out, they're losing their existing insurance plans over obama care. that's because requirements in the law, like prenatal and prescription drug coverage, means their old plans aren't comprehensive enough. in california, kaiser permanente terminated policies for 160,000 people. in florida, at least 300,000 people are losing coverage. >> when i get this bill, i was outraged. >> reporter: that includes 56- year-old diane baret. last month, she received a letter from blue cross, blue shield, informi
in april of 2012. >>> the obama administration is launching a new campaign to promote the affordable care act. the president will hit the road later this week. some lawmakers continue to call for a delay of the controversial program daniel nottingham reports for wjz. >> consumers filling out paper application for insurance coverage were in no better shape than those struggling with the website. >> a congressional oversight committee released note showing all applications go through the website and applicants were directed to feel them out to feel like they were making progress. the white house said it was never the intent to have people think the paper process was faster. >> the point was to relieve the frustration that americans were experiencing. >> three years ago the white house got a warning that there would be problem with the launch of the affordable care act website. david cutler said in a memo that people in charge did not have the expertise to pull it off. >> when you don't have the right system something goes wrong. >> some members of congress are urging the white house to take
for syria. and this after the obama administration threatened military action against the syrian government. >> we are now in a position to conduct any further productional mixing of chemical weapons, as far as they are disclosed. and that is suppose to have happen for them by next summer. >>> be careful if you are out in georgetown tonight. they will be out and about later. there's no crooks on out there who needed to rip off three people just this past tuesday. one in wisconsin avenue, one on o street and one at m and thomas jefferson street. that robert was last seen wearing the blue jeans, riding the pegs on the back. >>> and they will not miss the scaffolding, but they lit that up, which has been great to look at it. for the national park service, they said this sunday will be the final night for the iconic monument that will be lit and then the week of november 11, the three-month process of removing that scaffolding will be taking place. still making the repairs for the washington monument, which you know was damaged in august of 2011 when we had that earthquake. >>> and it is hallow
they need. he said it won't be fixed until congress passes a new budget. >> the obama administration said the health care website should be working smoothly by the end of the month. experts said they were able to make progress despite computer crashes. on thursday a house committee released documents showing only six people were able to enroll on october 1st but three million tried to access it. the white house said those numbers are unofficial and said it'll release a accurate count in a couple of weeks. >>> a health care plan in alameda has been removed. it was one of 12 options available on the exchange. it was removed because it failed to get a necessary state license by the october 31st deadline. the state has told people who signed up with it that they must now pick another company. they could get back in to the exchange but it's not clear when. >>> later today there will be a covered california workshop and health fair in san jose. people will be able to get help with enrolling and also get blood pressure, dental and vision check ups. that event runs from ten to two at cherry wood
about when the obama administration was warned about potential problems with the healthcare website. nancy cortes is on capitol hill where health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is facing congress right now. plus do you remember last month when we introduced you to the soldier who made it his mission to rescue the afghan translator who saved his life. we were there last night when that interpreter arrived in the u.s. and, boy, is this a great story? look at this. they were reunited last night at the airport. it's my favorite story of the newscast today. and trouble with the trendiest condiment. the new plant that has neighbors fired up. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. it's a seracha plant. what is it? somebody said it was a sausage. it's wrong. >> they are wrong. you have to try it. >> have some water nearby. all right. have a good day. >> they are laughing in new york. >>> okay, thanks. have a great show. 6:52. game 6 world series in boston at fenway. why getting to boston turned into a very long journey for the cardinals. we'll tell you. >>
. another headache for the obama administration. then i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >>: that's maryland taverner the person responsible for the launch of the obama care website. she faced a barrage of questions but mostly she stuck to the script. >>: we will have those numbers available in mid november. >>: some lawmakers even got heated with each other. >>: are you really serious? you have eight legitimate alternative. we've gone through 44 votes. >>: but i was just a pregame even to what is coming creek health and human service secretary kathryn sibelius testified before a different committee. she now face similar question in the sunset it will be just another opportunity for political posturing. >>: some of that will be legitimate points of view questions being asked but there'll be a lot of political theater there to greet and some of the criticism i just don't take that seriously. but many argue the criticism is warranted. i'm end pain and reporting. >>anny: president obama may have promised americans they can keep their insuranc
questions about the botched rollout. lawmakers zeroed in on what the obama administration knew -- and when it knew it. "i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. " >> reporter:the secretary was also pressed about a pledge repeated by her boss -- that if americans like their current insurance plan, they can keep it. millions may find, that's not the case. one lawmaker demanded answers for his constituents: "shawn lost his plan that he liked. and there are thousands and millions of shawns throughout this country that lost the plan we like because someone in " enough. >> reporter:the president also sought to clarify that concern -- "if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel the substandard plans, what we said under the law is you have to replace them with quality comprehensive " coverage. the administration says the health-care-dot-gov site should be working by the end of november. in washington, i'm karin caifa. >> reporter:concerns tonight the national security agency has broken in to the main communication links that connect yahoo and google data centers around t
. >> reporter: the obama administration insists the website will be fully functioning by december. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the widespread computer problems aren't the only issues plaguing the rollout of the affordable care act. >> there are now reports that many americans will now pay more for insurance under the new system. here to explain why this is happening is cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> so, jill, how many uninsured people are expected to pay more under this new system? >> reporter: the government said it's going to cost about 328 bucks per month per person, right? well, that's a little bit different depending on what group you fall in. so here we had three specific groups of uninsured americans. according to the kaiser family foundation 38% of uninsured americans fall below the poverty line so that means they should be eligible for expanded medicaid, okay? so that's one group. a big chung, 52% will qualify for tax credits on a sliding scale based on household income. but there's this 10% of americans who don'
days with grandpa jack 100% more possible. join us at kp.org and thrive. >>> the obama administration has recruited software experts from two bay area tech giants to help fix its troubled health care website. one of those engineers, mikey dickerson is a site reliability engineer on leave from google. he is now working directly with the general contractor hired to upgrade healthcare.gov. the website was down for the second time yesterday because of technical problems. it's been plagued with glitches ever since it launched. oracle ceo larry ellison spoke about his company's efforts to fix the site at today's shareholders meeting. >> we think it's our responsibility as a technology provider and technology industry to serve all of our customers and the federal government is one of our customers. we are helping them in every way we can. >> also today, republican congressman darrell issa of southern california subpoenaed health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, demanding couples to and information related to the website. >>> the bay area's own tesla motors just gave drivers of
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